Wildlife Week at Cheddar
Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June
We want you to go wild for wildlife this half term! We really want our Wildlife Week to put the spotlight on all the wonderful plants and animals that we have in the UK and all the simple things you can do to help support British wildlife.
Cheddar Gorge is the perfect place to start exploring nature; the mosaic of habitats within the Gorge support a whole host of marvellous native species! As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you know you’re going to see some spectacular flora and fauna and as part of this special event we’re launching a brand new signage trail. Taking you up Jacob’s Ladder and out into the stunning Clifftop Walk, these fun and informative signs will give you a brand new appreciation of the plants and animals that call Cheddar home. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Cheddar pink (a flower so rare that it’s only found in Cheddar within the UK) as well as Soay sheep and goats who help manage the land in and around the Gorge.
There’s also a whole host of fun-filled activities on offer that all the family will love. Younger explorers will have the chance to get hands on with some arts and crafts activities that will see them decorating butterfly feeders and learning how to build their very own bug hotels. And that’s not all! We’ve also teamed up with some of our favourite local wildlife experts to make Wildlife Week extra special. With their help, we’ve put on a great programme of talks and demonstrations that you can get involved in. With everything from guided walks to birds of prey demonstrations there’s going to be something for everyone.
All these great talks and activities are included with your explorer ticket but capacity is limited so please call up Guest Services to book your place to avoid disappointment. Spaces are available on the day but these are limited.